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Sunday, 4 June 2017

iText 5 PDF - How to change the spacing between words and characters?

To create PDF file we need iText 5 jar. Download iText Jars from iText Website or Maven Repository

Maven Dependency



 com.itextpdf
 itextpdf
 5.5.11

SpaceCharRatioExample.java
package com.javatutorialcorner.itextpdf;

import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.Element;
import com.itextpdf.text.Paragraph;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 

import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

public class SpaceCharRatioExample {
 
 public static final String DEST = "C:/JTC/SpaceCharRatioExample.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new SpaceCharRatioExample().createPdf(DEST);
    }
 
    public void createPdf(String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        // step 1
        Document document = new Document();
        // step 2
        PdfWriter writer = PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream(dest));
        // step 3
        document.open();
        // step 4
        writer.setSpaceCharRatio(PdfWriter.NO_SPACE_CHAR_RATIO);
        Paragraph paragraph = new Paragraph();
        paragraph.setAlignment(Element.ALIGN_JUSTIFIED);
        paragraph.setIndentationLeft(20);
        paragraph.setIndentationRight(20);
        paragraph.add("HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld"+ 
            "HelloWorld HelloWorldHelloWorldHelloWorldHelloWorld"+
            "HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorld HelloWorldHelloWorldHelloWorld");
        document.add(paragraph);
        // step 5
        document.close();
    }
}

Output

Reference : iText Website
Annamalai Thangaraj

Annamalai is working as Technical Lead in Leading Telecom company with 5+ years experience in Identity and Access Management , Telecom and Networks, BigData, Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, AngularJS, and Enterprise Web Application Development.

Website: Java Tutorials Corner

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